4 Jun '20
Field Biologist - Crop protection

Agriculture, Western Cape Stellenbosch

Market related -

An agricultural supplier of crop solution products is seeking a Field Biologist to be based in the Stellenbosch area to conduct field trials and support the Regional Coordinator with collecting accurate trial data.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Tertiary education in agriculture or similar
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of and ability to identify inter alia, insects, pests, disease, weeds and crops
  • Experience in agricultural, experimental and laboratory practices
  • Experience in safe handling of agricultural remedies
  • Technical capabilities for maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to speak/ read/ write English and Afrikaans fluently
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning and organising skills
  • Must have the ability to manage projects from start to finish
  • Physical ability to walk in the fields to spray trials
  • Computer literacy, including ARM software

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Participating in and contributing to protocol management.
  • Performing timeous trial planning and execution.
  • Managing all agronomical aspects of the demonstration trials.
  • Arranging demonstration trial visits as agreed with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Arranging demonstration days to train internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reporting of trial results in systems (ARM), including observations/results not specified in the protocol.
  • Identifying problems, opportunities and threats.
  • Providing technical assistance to sales and marketing.
  • Validating results and giving recommendations / insights on performance of tested products and solutions at single trial level.
  • Following up on external trials and on the ground interaction with 3rd parties.
  • Ensuring equipment and store maintenance.
  • Establishing good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, e.g. distributers, agents, growers and industry related organisations.
  • Keeping abreast of market, trade and competitor activities in order to adapt to changing environments.
  • Arranging demonstration days to train internal and external stakeholders.

Ad Visible Until: 30 July 2020
Ref: PTA000139/EV

Vacancy Type: Permanent